Saturday, August 15

Busking to become tourist attraction — STB

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One of the participating bands performing during the busking event at Sibu Heritage Centre.

One of the participating bands performing during the busking event at Sibu Heritage Centre.

SIBU: Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) will work closely with all the relevant local authorities in ensuring the success of its busking programme at all the major cities and towns in the state.

Its Products & Corporate Relation manager Maurice Balang said the busking event was part of STB’s initiatives to put varieties in its tourism products.

“For Sibu, the busking programme is held in conjunction with the ‘Visit Sibu Year 2017’,” he said when met at the Sibu Busking Event Christmas Festival Party 2016 on Saturday.

“In Kuching, the busking event has been introduced for a long time, however in Sibu, it has just been introduced sometime this year and it receives overwhelming response from both locals and visitors.

“Towards promoting such healthy busking activities, the STB and the relevant local authorities have prepared a venue and the needed audio system for the purpose,” he pointed out.

Maurice said, through the busking programme, local talented bands and individuals could promote themselves.

“Those who are interested can join in and it is free of charge,” he added.

The Sibu Busking Event Christmas Festival Party 2016 was participated by the Ethic Revolution Band, Borneo Spectrum Band and Ms Ony.

Present at the event was Sibu Heritage Centre manager Thomas Eng. Meanwhile, Maurice revealed that STB was focussing on getting more direct flights from China to Sarawak to tap into the tourism market.